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2. Introduction

Linux works on SMP (Symmetric Multi-Processors) machines. SMP support was introduced with kernel version 2.0, and has improved steadily ever since.

HOWTO maintained by Enkh Tumenbayar ( etumenba@ouray.cudenver.edu). The latest edition of this HOWTO can be found at

If you want to contribute to this HOWTO, I would prefer a diff against the SGML version. If you send me an email about this HOWTO, please include a tag like [Linux SMP HOWTO] in the Subject: field of your e-mail. It helps me to automatically sort mails (and you will have a faster reply ;)).

This HOWTO is an improvement of a first draft made by Chris Pirih and maintained by David Mentre.

All information contained in this HOWTO is provided "as is." All warranties, expressed, implied or statutory, concerning the accuracy of the information of the suitability for any particular use are hereby specifically disclaimed. While every effort has been taken to ensure the accuracy of the information contained in this HOWTO, the authors assume no responsibility for errors or omissions, or for damages resulting from the use of the information contained herein.


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